The ACM1281S-C7 Serial Contactless Reader Module with SAM Slot was designed based on 13.56 MHz technology for fast and easy integration into embedded systems. It is a plug-and-play device that does not require any driver installation.

ACM1281S-C7 supports ISO 14443 Parts 1-4 Type A and B cards, and MIFARE® Classic series. It has a card reading distance of up to 50 mm (depending on tag type). Moreover, it has an ISO 7816‒compliant built-in SAM (Secure Access Module) slot, which can be used with a SAM card for high-level security in contactless transactions.

This reader module with integrated (on-board) antenna comes with an optional serial cable. It has additional features like USB firmware upgradability and extended APDU support. Lastly, ACM1281S-C7 makes use of high-speed communication for contactless cards (maximum of 848 kbps), which makes it suitable for highly demanding applications. Its RS232 serial interface can accommodate more devices, such as vending machine payment systems, kiosks, gaming machines, and other integrated systems, which have different serial ports.

  • Serial RS232 Interface    
  • USB interface for power supply    
  • CCID-like frame format (binary format)    
  • USB Firmware Upgradeability    
  • Smart Card Reader:    
    • Contactless Interface:    
      • Read/write speed up to 848 kbps    
      • Built-in antenna for contactless tag access, with card reading distance of up to 50 mm (depending on tag type)    
      • Supports ISO 14443 Part 4 Type A and B cards and MIFARE® Classic series    
      • Built-in anti-collision feature (only 1 tag is accessed at any time)    
      • Supports extended APDU (max. 64 kbytes)    
    • SAM Interface:    
      • ISO 7816‒compliant SAM slot, Class A (5V)    
  • Peripherals:    
    • User-controllable bi-color LED    
    • User-controllable buzzer   
  • e-Government
  • Banking & Payment
  • e-Healthcare
  • Access Control
  • Network Security
  • e-Purse & Loyalty
  • Transportation
Dimensions 106.6 mm (L) x 67.0 mm (W) x 16.0 mm (H)
Weight 20.8 g
Interface RS232 for data communication
USB for power transmission
Operating Distance Up to 50 mm (depends on the tag type)
Supply Voltage Regulated 5V DC
Supply Current Max. 200mA
Operating Temperature 0-50°C
Operating Frequency 13.56 MHz
Smart Card Interface Support
  • ISO 14443 Type A & B
  • Mifare
Compliance / Certifications
  • ISO 14443, ISO 7816, CE, FCC, RoHS 2, REACH
Operating System Support
  • Win 2000, Win XP, Win Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 8.1, Win Server 2003, Win Server 2008
  • Win XP x64, Win Vista x64, Win 7 x64, Win 8 x64, Win 8.1 x64, Win Server 2003 x64, Win Server 2008 x64, Win Server 2008 R2 x64, Win Server 2012 x64, Win Server 2012 R2 x64
  • Linux®

Drivers for ACM1281S-C7

Release Date Drivers OS Support Version File Size Notes
USB Interface
04-Aug-2011 Library Package Win 2000, Win XP, Win XP x64, Win Vista, Win Vista x64, Win 7, Win 7 x64, Win Server 2003, Win Server 2003 x64, Win Server 2008, Win Server 2008 x64, Win Server 2008 R2 x64 1.0.0.1 107 KB
05-Aug-2011 Library Package Linux 1.0.0 97 KB

Manuals / Datasheets for ACM1281S-C7

Product Presentation

Product Presentation of ACM1281S-C7 Serial Contactless Reader Module with SAM Slot

Technical Specification

Technical Specification of ACM1281S-C7 Serial Contactless Reader Module with SAM Slot

Reference Manual

Reference Manual of ACM1281S-C7 Serial Contactless Reader Module with SAM Slot

User Manual

User Manual of ACM1281S-C7 Serial Contactless Reader Module with SAM Slot